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Opportunity knocks: Game-changing Dell EMC Data Protection solutions for VMware workloads

Richa Dhanda

Richa Dhanda

Director, Product Marketing at Dell EMC

Business and technology landscapes continue to evolve rapidly. As a result, businesses today face many challenges. Data growth and democratization have resulted in more and powerful next gen applications. Shrinking business cycles exert a constant pressure to improve time to value for IT investments. The result? Businesses are increasingly transitioning to the software defined data center (SDDC) model and leveraging cloud for flexibility, agility and economics. While the shift towards SDDC and cloud has enabled unprecedented agility and flexibility, it has led to challenges for data protection, especially as it concerns virtualized workloads:

  • Virtual Machine (VM) and media server sprawl as a result of the growth of virtualization and the ease of spinning up new VMs
  • Increasingly stringent protection requirements due to government regulations and organizations increasingly virtualizing more business critical applications
  • Shrinking backup windows due to the need to protect more applications and more data

Data protection needs to modernize to keep up with demands of today’s VMware virtualized workloads, and transform to seamlessly protect tomorrow’s mission critical applications and support hybrid cloud initiatives.

 

Are other data protection alternatives ready?

Legacy SAN and network-based data protection solutions are not made for the modern data center (i.e the SDDC) and do not provide holistic protection for VMware environments.  These alternatives provide limited automation – primarily automate VM backup policy management. Due to architectural shortcomings, they are complex and expensive to scale, and provide slower backups and recoveries, especially as the numbers of virtual machines goes up.

Architecture matters – Dell EMC provides modern, transformative VMware data protection

Dell EMC data protection is architected for the modern and software defined data center. It supports a comprehensive application ecosystem. Our solutions provide modern, transformative and automated data protection for today’s and tomorrow’s workloads:

  • Automation across the entire VMware protection stack (VM backup policy, data movers/proxies and backup storage)
  • Simple and elegant scalability with VM growth without media server sprawl. Less than 5 minutes to deploy and configure a virtual proxy.
  • Best in class performance and data efficiency with less capacity and bandwidth required – 72x deduplication rate and 98% reduction in network usage*
  • Transformational management functionality that is designed to enable self-service to vAdmins, including native leading integration with vSphere UI and vRA, with oversight by backup/infrastructure admins
  • Faster backups and restores – backup times reduced by up to 50 percent and up to 20 times faster recovery for VMs with flash enabled backup storage. **

Keeping pace with IT transformation demands – VMworld announcements

Dell EMC is committed to bringing innovative solutions to meet rapidly evolving customer needs. At VMworld this week, we made two new announcements that will make it even easier for you, our channel partners, to boost your strategic value to customers who are looking for modern, simpler and more efficient VMware virtualized workloads protection:

  • Data Protection Suite for Applications Enhancements: Hypervisor and application direct backups for high IO/change rate, mission-critical workloads
  • Data Protection for VMware Cloud workloads on AWS: Data protection for workloads on VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Data Protection Suite for Applications Enhancements

Businesses increasingly face technical and organizational challenges in protecting virtualized mission critical and high change rate applications.  From a technical standpoint, traditional VMware vStorage API (VDAP) and agent based backup approaches simply can’t keep up from a recovery window perspective for these large rapidly changing virtualized applications and databases.  From an organizational standpoint, there is a proliferation of backups from a variety of different roles (Backup Admin., VM Admin., App Admin, even Cloud Admin), which makes it very difficult to have backups that are in sync, coordinated and compliant. Dell EMC introduced a new hypervisor-direct data path with application consistency that resolves both issues, providing an express data path that is 5x faster and delivering data protection capability to application owners within the governance and oversight of IT.

Data Protection for VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware announced at VMworld 2017 that they will be offering VMware Cloud on AWS – the ability to run VMware virtual machines on AWS. Dell EMC has partnered with VMware to deliver the first data protection solution for these VMware Cloud workloads on AWS. Providing protection for VMware Cloud on AWS furthers Dell’s leadership in supporting customers in all the phases of their cloud journey:

  • Long term retention to the cloud
  • Disaster recovery in the cloud (AWS)
  • Protect workloads in the cloud, including VMware Cloud workloads on AWS (New)

These next-gen data protection solutions are architected for the modern SDDC and cloud enabling data protection modernization, automation and transformation.

Ideal VMware data protection for your customers

Dell EMC also provides your customers more financial flexibility with a new flexible consumption model, including subscription pricing for our software and pay per use pricing for our backup storage, that lets them pay for their data protection in a way that makes the most financial sense.

Combined with our architectural advantages and new announcements, you can rest assured that you are providing your customers with data protection that will modernize their environment, simplify management tasks, reduce costs, and enable them to transform to a software-defined and cloud-centric data center through automation, innovation and native integration with VMware.

For more information, visit the Data Protection Solutions for VMware webpage as well as the Sales Resource Center/Partner Portal Product Enablement Center.

 

*Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, July 2017.

**Based on internal Dell EMC analysis, September 2016.

VMworld Europe 2016: Let the Transformation Begin

Claire Vyvyan

Claire Vyvyan

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Group, EMEA
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For the first time ever, Dell EMC had a combined presence as Global Diamond Sponsor at VMworld Europe. Held over four days last week in Barcelona, Spain, the VMworld Europe theme was be_TOMORROW. This event attracted an audience of industry thought leaders, subject matter experts and IT professionals—all of whom enthusiastically immersed themselves in the latest in Cloud infrastructure and business mobility technology.

Dell EMC: Let the Transformation Begin

Our Dell EMC event theme was Let the Transformation Begin, and we showcased our strong combined portfolio across these key areas:

  • Modern Infrastructure
  • End User Compute
  • Converged Systems
  • Data Protection
  • Modern Analytics
  • Cloud.

I was joined by Maurizio Carli, EVP Worldwide Sales VMware, and Jean-Pierre Brulard, SVP & GM EMEA VMware, in welcoming 200+ customers and partners at the Dell EMC welcome reception on Monday evening, at Eclipse bar, Hotel W. Such a great start to a busy and productive week! This was followed by two equally successful events through the week—our Virtustream Cocktail reception and the VCE User Group Meeting.

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We certainly know how to draw a crowd! The Dell EMC booth was always packed, which was understandable given the extent of our combined portfolio, featuring: a VxRack, VxBlock 540 with XtremIO, VxRail, Dell EMC Virtual Rack, and a Client Solutions ‘Petting Zoo’ with Wyse products and our latest Latitudes. Additionally, we had a Dell Edge Gateway in the VMware Internet of Things Pavilion supporting a smart factory demo.

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Dell EMC at VMworld Europe: From High Energy to High Engagement

The incredible dynamism of the event gave way to some great discussions, including:

  • 80+ meetings with customers, partners and press to talk about our strategy and the importance of our VMware partnership
  • 60+ theatre sessions including some on VxRail and All Flash
  • Eight Dell EMC sessions, which attracted large audiences
  • 2,100+ social mentions

Thanks to everyone involved in making our first combined presence such a success—we truly are better together!  Let’s make sure we leverage all the great opportunities that result from this event to WIN BIG!

You can still tune in and join the conversation on social media using #vmworld.

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Modernize, Automate, and Transform with EMC at VMworld 2016

Connie Hastings

Connie Hastings

Director, Technology Alliances
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EMC is a proud Global Diamond sponsor of VMworld 2016, which will be held August 28 – September 1 in Las Vegas. VMworld, hosted annually by VMware, is the virtualization industry’s top event.

VMWorld 2016

This year’s conference will include general sessions with VMware executives Pat Gelsinger, Sanjay Poonan, and Ray O’Farrell around trends that matter most to IT professionals. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to attend technical breakout sessions, group discussions, and expert panels.

VMworld 2016 by the numbers …

  • 400+ unique breakout sessions from VMware and its community of partners and customers
  • 225+ VMworld 2016 sponsors and exhibitors
  • 23,000+ expected conference attendees

Additionally, VMware’s annual will take place on Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. Saturday will showcase partner boot camps. On Sunday, VMware executives will present during the Partner Exchange general session keynote.

EMC and the Modern Data Center at VMworld 2016

Our theme for VMworld 2016, Modern Data Center, addresses the critical need for a modern data center in today’s rapidly transforming digital environment. In order to transform into—and succeed as—a digital business, an organization must modernize, automate, and transform IT. Experts will be on hand at VMworld to discuss EMC leadership and innovation in flash, converged systems, cloud, modern analytics, and data protection.

VMworld Modernize

Earlier this week, EMC announced a number of solutions in advance of VMworld 2016:

EMC is everywhere at VMworld 2016

Visit EMC at booth #1223 for:

  • Dozens of theater sessions—including many from customers such as Rent-a-Center, Energy Future Holdings, and Prescient Edge
  • A genius bar and conversation stations, designed to help drive our message of leadership in converged systems, all-flash storage, hybrid cloud, cloud native, data protection, and modern analytics

EMC is featured in 21 VMworld 2016 sessions that cover topics from data protection and converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, to automating unikernels.

Chad Sakac (@sakacc) will present a “face-melting” smorgasbord of technical goodies on Tuesday (1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Islander B, Level 1). He’ll also host a meet-up in the EMC booth (#1223) following his session (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.).

You’ll also find VxRail in action across the show floor.  And, be sure to stop by the HCI Zone to see the VxRail appliance on display and to learn how customers are use VxRail today.  Click here for a preview of what to expect VxRail at VMworld 2016 from Jason Marques (@vWhipperSnapper).

Be sure to experience expert and self-paced labs in the VMworld 2016 Hands-on-Lab area.

Here, you’ll find EMC labs on:

  • VxRail
  • Unity/vVols
  • RSA Security/vSphere

And, don’t forget—all of VMware’s hands-on labs are powered by EMC XtremIO!

Look for EMC in theCUBE, where Chad Sakac, Gil Shneorson, Peter Cutts, and Bob Wambach will discuss happenings in the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, including our recent Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud announcements.

There are plenty of social activities planned for the week, and EMC is once again sponsoring the charity vOdgeball event in support of Wounded Warrior Project. Stop by on Sunday to cheer on the teams and catch up with old friends.

For more information on all of the activities mentioned above, visit The Everything VMware at EMC community page.

Hope to see you at VMworld 2016!

 

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